Moratorium infers intention to circumvent chamber agreement – Leon

July 21, 2017

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The mineral rights moratorium gazette notice of the Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane infers an intention to circumvent the underlying purpose of the agreement reached with the Chamber of Mines, Herbert Smith Freehills’ Africa partner and co-chair Peter Leon said on Friday. In particular, it appeared that the Minister intended using the notice to coerce the chamber into a possible settlement of its injunctive proceedings, Leon added in a release to Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly Online, in which he made the point that one could deduce that the Minister’s intention was to find a way around fulfilling the agreement’s purpose.

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